Rain washes out Australia v England at T20 World Cup
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A hotly anticipated clash between Australia and England at the Twenty20 World Cup in Melbourne was abandoned without a ball being bowled because of rain on Friday.
It was the second match of the day after Ireland v Afghanistan to be washed out at the MCG.
Earlier, rain in Melbourne delayed the start of a crucial Super 12 match between defending champions Australia and England.
Persistent rain washed out the first game of a double-header, between Afghanistan and Ireland, and things remained gloomy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The pitch remained covered and the toss was delayed for the hotly anticipated match, which was scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm (0800 GMT) between the Ashes rivals.
Both England, who went down to Ireland in their previous match, and Australia have lost one of their two games in a tough Group 1. Another defeat for either would severely dent their semi-finals hopes.
The tournament witnessed its first washout on Monday with South Africa and Zimbabwe sharing one point each in Group 2.